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Does gout/uric acid crystals make coronary artery blockages worse in my heart?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Uric acid is not a cause of coronary artery disease.
Hypertension is a very common condition and if it coexists with gout, the hypertension can lead to worsening coronary artery disease. However, the gout does not affect the coronary arteries.

In brief: No
Uric acid is not a cause of coronary artery disease.
Hypertension is a very common condition and if it coexists with gout, the hypertension can lead to worsening coronary artery disease. However, the gout does not affect the coronary arteries.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not directly
There is no documented causation, i.
e. Uric acid crystals are not a known component of coronary artery plaques that cause obstruction. However, people with gout often have chronic low-level inflammation throughout the entire body, and this can activate various circulating cell types that stimulate coronary blockages. (same is true for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, for example.).

In brief: Not directly
There is no documented causation, i.
e. Uric acid crystals are not a known component of coronary artery plaques that cause obstruction. However, people with gout often have chronic low-level inflammation throughout the entire body, and this can activate various circulating cell types that stimulate coronary blockages. (same is true for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, for example.).
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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